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St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Makes 100 Top Hospitals List - Again!

Out of 3,000 hospitals in the United States, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston once again made the “cream of the crop” in the latest release of Thomson Reuter’s 100 Top Hospitals®. Its a repeat honor for the community hospitals, having earned the high ranking in 2010 by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.

“It’s an honor to be named among the 100 top hospitals in the country,” said Mike Markel, RN, executive director and chief nursing officer, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. “Making this prestigious list two years in a row is a testament to our entire staff’s dedication to providing the highest quality patient care experience for the people we serve in Livingston County.”

The winners were identified through an in-depth study evaluating 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in 10 categories: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from health care reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs.”

Over the last five years, other hospitals within the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System have made the 100 Top Hospitals list: St. Mary Mercy Livonia (2008-10), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (2010) and 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital (05-09);St. Joseph Mercy Livingston (2010-11) and St. Joseph Mercy Saline (2007-10). Trinity Health was also named Top 10 Best Performing Hospital Systems in the Nation in 2009.

“We know that achieving this level of excellence is a direct result of the remarkable people who work at our hospitals, our team of great physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Livingston and Saline.

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About 100 Top hospitals
Since 1993, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award.

Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business.